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CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov.
If a new treatment is developed that is a major curative advancement and meets a therapeutic need for severe illness, the Food and Drug Administration will expedite the usual lengthy approval process.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally approves drug therapies faster and earlier than its counterparts in Canada and Europe.
Pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but later re-called from the market—such as the antidiabetic drug Avandia and pain-reliever Vioxx—were the impetus for an Institute of Medicine committee report released yesterday, recommending that the FDA take proactive steps to continue monitoring drugs' safety after initial approval and throughout their time on the market.
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